Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening - Lifetime Whitening / In-Office Whitening

In today’s world, white teeth are symbolic of good health and beauty.  This can be a challenge as many of the foods and drinks that we consume on a daily basis stain teeth.  Teeth whitening or bleaching is often the best solution.  Teeth whitening utilizes a chemical formulation, usually in gel form, that removes stains and whitens the teeth.  These gels do not harm the teeth, and in fact can be good for teeth as they contain fluoride and other ingredients that help strengthen enamel.  The only downside to teeth whitening is that virtually all systems cause temporary tooth sensitivity that goes away after one or two days. This slight discomfort can be minimized by using a sensitivity toothpaste.

At Presidio Dental we offer two excellent options for teeth whitening:

1.  In-Office Whitening:

For in-office whitening, we whiten your teeth for you while you lay in one of our dental chairs.  This treatment takes about an hour, and has immediate results.  In-office whitening is great for people who want white teeth now and don’t want to hassle with anything at home.

2. Lifetime Take Home Whitening:  

For our take home whitening system, we take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, and we fabricate thin custom trays that fit over your teeth.  We then give you syringes of whitening gel and you place dots of gel in the tray where it will contact the front of your teeth.  You wear these trays at home for just 15 to 30 minutes at a time, with a maximum of one treatment per day.  Most patients do 5-10 treatments total.  The great thing about this system is that it is maintainable, and as long as you are a patient in our office we will give you two refill syringes of whitening gel at no cost every six months when you come in for your cleaning appointment.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That's no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells made of translucent porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth for cosmetic purposes. Extremely versatile and durable, porcelain veneers are an excellent option whether you want a total smile makeover or need to cover a chipped tooth, mask a cracked tooth, or close gaps between your teeth. They require little to no prepping and can often be applied in just one dental visit!

 

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic dental bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.

Cosmetic Dental Implants

It's almost impossible to feel confident when you smile if you're missing teeth. Cosmetic dental implants can change that. With cosmetic dental implants, you get the best in function and aesthetics. Cosmetic dental implants are securely anchored in the jaw bone for maximum comfort and durability. The replacement tooth, or dental crown, is made of tooth-colored porcelain so that your cosmetic dental implants look, feel and function just like your real teeth!